06/17/2015 09:16 EDT | Updated 06/17/2016 05:59 EDT

Canadian dollar after open at Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO - The Canadian dollar was down about one-tenth of a U.S. cent as North American stock markets moved up.

The loonie traded at 81.0 cents US, down 0.13 of a U.S. cent from Monday's close.

The S&P/TSX composite index rose 88.89 points to 14,879.37, after gaining 137.36 points the previous day.

The Dow Jones industrial average was up 58.72 points at 18,178.50, the Nasdaq index rose 4.05 points to 5,158.02, and the S&P 500 advanced 4.24 points to 2,127.09.

On the commodity markets, the August crude contract was down 61 cents at US$59.77 a barrel and the August gold contract fell $6 to US$1,178.10 an ounce.